Hong Kong: Hunger strike for union rights

Hong Kong: Hunger strike for union rights

HKSM driving instructors sacked for forming trade union – show your solidarity! Jaco, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong Three driving instructors, two of whom have been sacked, from Hong Kong School of Motoring (HKSM), started a hunger strike on 21 January in protest at the company’s brutal union busting […]

Air pollution in China “broke all records”

Air pollution in China “broke all records”

Last weekend’s air pollution levels in Beijing were 40 times WHO safety limits chinaworker.info reporters “I love our city, but I refuse to be a human vacuum cleaner!” This was one of thousands of comments from Beijingers via social media last weekend as air pollution in northern China broke all […]

China: After the Southern Weekend strike – where now for the struggle for free speech and democratic rights?

China: After the Southern Weekend strike – where now for the struggle for free speech and democratic rights?

CCP dictatorship employs familiar ‘carrot-and-stick’ tactics to quell protests, but for how long? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The strike last week by journalists at the Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou was a courageous protest against media censorship that generated enormous online sympathy across China. The deal that was struck midweek, following […]

China’s new leaders crackdown on liberal reform calls

China’s new leaders crackdown on liberal reform calls

Open letter from 70 intellectuals warns of “violent revolution” without a change of course chinaworker.info Warnings of revolution in China are coming thick and fast as Xi Jinping and his new leadership team take the helm. An open letter calling for political reforms, signed by more than 70 Chinese intellectuals […]

130,000 people march in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day

130,000 people march in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day

Marchers demand Chief Executive CY Leung’s resignation and one person one vote Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) An estimated 130,000 joined protest marches on 1 January against Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying, also known as “CY”. His government is just six months old and the New Year’s Day […]